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Old 10-24-2017, 09:00 AM
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My gym is having a weight loss competition. I'm in really good space right now; off sugar, on track with WW and working out again. I'm tempted to enter, but in the past when I've done these things I tend to fall off the wagon...hard. I think it's because I put too much pressure on myself. My gut is telling me to skip it and just keep doing what I'm doing.

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Old 10-24-2017, 09:08 AM
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I woulld say do it, but if you think you will fall off the wagon and do worst then you could do maybe nothave the competition. Do a competition with yourself so you don't have the pressure.
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:26 AM
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Trust your intuition!
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Old 10-24-2017, 09:45 AM
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do what works best for you...

skip it if it causes you more stress
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:15 AM
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with previous posters. Looks like you know this triggers falling off the wagon, so I would stay the course and continue your positive path, staying in your "good space."

Why mess with what works?


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Old 10-24-2017, 10:26 AM
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I agree with skipping it.

Since you opened the door, hereís my personal beef about those ďcompetitions.Ē The people who need to lose the most are always the winners. I may have lost the same percentage of my body weight, but their pounds lost is a much greater number. If I enter a competition, I want a chance of winning. I know this is a petty gripe, but itís my gripe and Iíll own it.
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Old 10-24-2017, 11:17 AM
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I stopped doing things like that when I finally decided to get healthy for me. I gave up caring about the scale (or at least Iím trying to stop caring). I am doing better than ever.
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Old 10-24-2017, 03:43 PM
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Happy birthday!

For me, I would do it because I am competitive and I know I would work harder just to win. That is just the kind of thing that would motivate me.

For you, if you know these things don't work for you, then don't do it since you are doing okay right now without the added pressure. jmho
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:21 PM
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I would go with your gut. I don't do those types of challenges because for whatever reason, they have the complete opposite effect on me. I could be doing great and then will suddenly lose all motivation. I do well with challenges that focus on specific behaviors (get in x amount of workouts, steps, etc.) rather than focusing on weight lost. I think it's because the behaviors feel more in my control, whereas some weeks I can be doing everything right and just don't lose that much that week.
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:09 PM
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Haley-thatís exactly how I feel. You challenge me to get 12,000 steps and Iíll get 13,000 just to prove I can. But these weight loss challenges just make me crazy.


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Stay in the Space You Are Now
Old 10-25-2017, 05:22 AM
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You said, "I'm in really good space right now..."

I'd stay there. It's soooo hard to find a good space. Congratulations on being there.

Just in case that's not clear - Don't change what you're doing.
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